Did everyone have a nice weekend? We had unseasonably cold weather yesterday, and ended up doing NOTHING- just chilling out and going to a birthday party :)
On my mind this week...
I posted a few days ago about committing to prayer for our nation, but today God was dealing with me about taking time to intercede for things in my own life. Example, we really felt the leading of God last fall to make a huge move across country, yet the doors never opened for my husband to get a job. We are not at a place financially to just get up and go without employment. Plus, we just never got a definite- " Yes, you need to go right now." From God.
Also other things that need prayer such as for my special needs daughter, my husband's stressful job, our baby in utero etc. It's very important to hide the Word in your heart, but I kind of forget about prayer, and it's necessary.
Organization!!! I am ITCHING to get on my house and get the stuff condensed. I visited a friend yesterday and she lives in a single wide trailer, yet it is very uncluttered (despite having two little girls) and clean. It seems no matter what, stuff just keeps accumulation. Why is it so hard to keep a large house picked up?? Too many rooms to spread it all in. So, the first thing I will focus on is the playroom/toys and childrens' rooms. The hit the bathrooms, laundry room and kitchen. Must streamline the cleaning!
Sewing- today I hit a sale and got a short set pattern for the girls and a tiered dress pattern, plus the crib set patterns. We are going to be traveling to upper Michigan in about three weeks, so I gotta get some clothes together. PLUS, I wanted to fix them Easter frocks. I am quite traditional and like to get the family new church outfits complete with shoes and hats for Easter. Probably isn't necessary, but I do.
Which leads into the question I'm going to ask- how do you celebrate Easter? I've been on the fence about it but I recently heard the origins of Easter/Ishtar, a pagan holiday where they exchange colored eggs etc, way back in the days of Jezebel. So, I told the girls there is no Easter bunny and that mom and dad give them gifts because Jesus rose from the dead on Easter and He is the gift of eternal life.
However, I can't not do Easter eggs, because it's a big family thing. We gather at my Uncles' farm for a huge fish fry and egg hunt. How can I exclude them from that? As a child, I clearly understood the distinction between resurrection Sunday and Easter bunny/eggs. So I decided we would keep the Easter decor, continue with filling the baskets with presents and egg coloring/hunting, but no Easter bunny. It's fun, and children like to have fun.
Still I'm curious about what others do, so tell me.